Learn the meaning of the Ace of Cups Tarot card
The Ace of Cups also known as the (One) Ace of Cups is the first card in the Suit of Cups and symbolizes feelings and desires. The Ace of Cups is not an exception because like no other card, it refers to the emotional sphere and like all the 1's in the Tarot, it talks about beginnings and something new in your life. Thus the Ace of Cups in Tarot can indicate a new love or a beginning of love, the birth of a child, gestures of any kind from people and gifts from fate. In the classic Rider Waite deck, the Ace of Cups is depicted as a hand holding a golden cup rising from the clouds. Water is pouring out of the cup, symbolizing the enormity of your emotions involved in the matter, and the whole is surrounded by a halo. The dove above the chalice with the host in its beak symbolizes the Holy Spirit and divine love immersed in itself. This is not only a beautiful image, but also an incredibly positive message that predicts good news and success in any questioned matter where a new idea or action is born (although the Ace of Wands points more to this). The Ace of Cups represents abundance, good fortune and success in whatever is most important to you at the moment. Even in a reversed position this card doesn't portend negative events.
When you see the Ace of Cups in an upright position it is a sign of impending abundance on the emotional plane. It heralds infatuation, love, or even love for another person or for ourselves. The Ace of Cups in an upright position also signifies friendship, help from someone, or a gift from God Himself. When the Ace of Cups falls in your question it should be interpreted as a favorable period in the matter in question even if it concerns material matters. This is an excellent omen for any new projects and ideas especially those where creativity is important. Ace of Cups in upright position is also a chance that you have to take in order to change your fate for better. It foretells beneficial changes and contentment in your life, but often also speaks of very emotional and sensitive people. This is the happiest of the Tarot cards, which we can put on a par with the Ace of Pentacles in its positive meaning. However, it can sometimes show a one-sided feeling without reciprocation, so more Tarot cards are needed to interpret it fully.
In questions related to love, when the Ace of Cups is in an upright position there is no better sign that you can receive from fate. It heralds love, happiness, closeness and reconciliation with loved ones and important people in your life. If you are currently in a relationship, the Ace of Cups is a sign of a new and exciting relationship which may develop into something deeper and more lasting. It also represents devotion and commitment to another person and even the conception of a child. The Ace of Cups predicts an influx of new ideas in a relationship, a revival of previous feelings and a spiritual transformation that will change your fortunes for the better. When you see the Ace of Cups in an upright position in the Tarot, it indicates the highest state of consciousness and love that you can offer to another person. The card can also manifest itself in events and situations that will evoke great emotions in you, but at the same time will be a beautiful memory and a chance for joy and emotional fulfillment. In itself, however, it describes the emotional relationship of only one person, so when interpreting it in terms of relationships you should first consider whose side of the question the Ace of Cups represents.
The Ace of Cups reversed card should not be taken as a negative event, but rather a missed opportunity for something that is very important to you at the moment. The card indicates some kind of disappointment or love without reciprocation. It is also a betrayal that can destroy an existing feeling or a difficulty in showing love to another person. In extreme cases the Ace of Cups in reversal can speak about materialism and egoism. On the other hand, it is also often overly sensitive and emotional, which immediately pours out all the water contained in the cup. On a more mundane level, the Ace of Cups reversed may indicate a difficulty in getting pregnant or in some way losing a valuable thing for you. All this can cause low self-esteem and even a loss of the meaning of your own existence, if only for a short while. In this position, the Ace of Cups also represents instability, lack of creative power, limitation, and in the case of health, physical weakness.
The reversed Ace of Cups most often speaks of one sided affection, love without reciprocation or rejection of our efforts by the person for whose favor we are currently striving. It can also symbolize an inability to show affection to someone close, or even a kind of emotional frigidity that hurts those we care about. The Ace of Cups reversed in the case of an ongoing relationship may indicate that material, mundane matters are more important to you than they are, and your actions are guided by selfishness. This card is clearly associated with events that bring sadness and emotional disappointment. It can signify an impending breakup or difficulty in entering a new relationship. Such experiences can make you unable to show your true feelings, thus blocking your ability to experience love from the other side. When you see the Ace of Cups in a reversed position, you should ask yourself not only what feelings you have with other people, but also whether you are able to love yourself. The Ace of Cups predicts difficulty in forming a new relationship, which may be related to a problem in balancing your emotions. The card can also indicate unrealistic or inflated expectations of another person.
Ace of Goblets, Ace of Chalices
A gift of fate, a chance to pursue something that is most important at the moment
Love, friendship, joy, falling in love, fertility, pregnancy, creativity, trust in the power of God, change for the better
Love without reciprocity, betrayal, infertility, emotional distress, lack of meaning in life, feelings of low self-worth
Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces